WildEarth Guardians’ long-term priority campaign to defund
and eliminate the USDA’s cruel and harmful wildlife-killing program, the
ironically named “Wildlife Services,” gains momentum. In May, WildEarth
Guardians sent a letter that contained over 56,000 signatures from those who
want to see Wildlife Services’ wasteful funding eliminated to Congresswoman
Chellie Pingree, who sits on a key budget committee. Now we request that Congressional leaders, Senator Leader
Harry Reid (D-NV) and Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH), defund this
awful program instead of cutting food programs for kids and seniors, disaster
warning systems, and our beautiful national parks.
With news that carbon dioxide levels in our atmosphere have reached a dangerously unprecedented high of 400 parts per million, we’re stepping up our efforts to rein in coal mining in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming and Montana. Last month, we—along with partner groups—sent 135,000 petition signatures to new Secretary of the Interior, Sally Jewell, calling on her to impose a moratorium on new coal leasing in the region. Many of these petitions came from you, our supporters and members, so thank you!
Slider Photo credits: Grey wolves: Shawn Kinkaid/Flickr. San Juan river: Bureau of Reclamation. Wolf event: Avery Brewing Company. Cows in the gila: Bryan Bird. Mexican wolf: USFWS. Wolverine: Oregon FWS. Canadian Lynx: Keith Williams. Fossil Fuel Rally: WildEarth Guardians. Thumbprint photos - Wolf: istock.. Black bear: Ray Raftiti. Endangered species photo montage: Arizona treefrog, Rich Gassaway; Florida semaphore cactus, Carly Lesser and Art Drauglis/Flickr;Georgia aster, Will Stuart/Flickr; Coral Pink Sand Dunes tiger beetle, Chris Wirth. More coal meme: USGS.